[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] OS2006 roadmap

From: Andrew Barr andrew.james.barr at gmail.com
Date: Tue Jan 9 22:31:46 EET 2007
On Tue, 2007-01-09 at 20:58 +0100, Frantisek Dufka wrote:
> BTW I was a bit surprised how unmercifully Dr. Ari Jaaksi killed n770's 
> future. It was pretty tough :-) Also it doesn't send good message to 
> users and developers considering the platform. Well, life is hard. Time 
> will tell if it was good move.

At $350 I see it as inexcusable. It's annoying when Linksys stops
releasing firmware updates for buggy firmware in a $30 router, but it's
a bit different in this case*. It seems that hardware vendors have no
problem not caring about (or at least seriously neglecting) existing
products, from a $30 router to a $2400 laptop (BIOS updates). This may
be all fine and dandy with someone who has no problem dropping $400 on a
N800 after they've only had their 770 for 18 months (and it's _great_
for Nokia as this person will probably blog about how cool it is), but
some of us want our software to outlive the hardware, not the other way

Personally, I'm going to seriously look into getting GPE on my 770 and
partake of the cornucopia of Linux software ready-made from OpenEmbedded
rather than see yet another disappointment from the Maemo platform.


* Yes, yes. I know there will be more firmware updates, but I'm in
wait-and-see mode tempered with our existing experience getting updates
for the 770.

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